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Integrate Custom Data Sources into documents

Integrate Custom Data Sources into documents.

dox42 Custom Data Source

dox42 Custom Data Source is a supplementary package for dox42 and enables access to specific proprietary data sources or systems, additionally to the already predefined data sources.
A dox42 Custom Data Source can be developed in Microsoft Visual Studio by software engineers themselves, using the dox42 Custom Data Source Starter Kit . That's how you can develop dox42 further with own Plug-Ins by integrating your own .NET Assemblies.


Combination of your Custom Data Source with various data sources

Take the full advantage of the possibility to integrate multiple data sources into your document. dox42 automatically manages the dependencies between all data. Realize the full potential of dox42 by combining various data sources (Database, WebService, Microsoft® SharePoint, Microsoft® Excel, XML).

Design your templates in Microsoft® Office

As soon as you have imported the import configuration and defined the Konfiguration der Custom Data Source , you can use the Custom Data Source exactly as any other dox42 data source.

Design templates with the  dox42 Office Add-Ins conveniently in in Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel or Microsoft® PowerPoint. Certainly you can start with existing Word or Excel documents to build templates.

Generate documents locally or server-based

When generating, dox42 runs the defined query and automatically integrates the data into the documents. It's up to you, how to generate your document. Use the same template to generate on the dox42 Server or directly from the dox42 Add-Ins.



At a glance

  • Develop dox42 further with Plug-Ins
  • Access your specific proprietary data sources or systems
  • Use data from multiple sources in one document (Database, WebService, Microsoft® SharePoint, Microsoft® Excel, XML)
Register Custom Datasources

Here´s how it works


Download the dox42 Custom Data Source Starter Kit and learn step-by-step, how to import your own data source.